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Building the Biggest Ship

Building the Biggest Ship

Watch three months of time compressed down to 76 seconds, as Discovery captures the construction of the world’s largest ship, the Maersk Line’s 400m long Triple-E vessel, assembled in Okpo, Korea.

DeAntonio D23 Mini-Yacht

DeAntonio D23 Mini-Yacht

Ubica’s small, but luxurious D23 is a 23-foot-long boat with a fiberglass and polyester resin hull that hides its 115hp outboard motor. Options include a sundeck and a retractable table. Video here.

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Jet Boat Firefighter

Jet Boat Firefighter

According to YouTuber Haywiredigital, the boat on fire was carrying two big tanks of gas and the wind was carrying the boat to shore. Good thing a quick thinker on a nearby jet boat came to save the day.

World’s Fastest Sailboat

World’s Fastest Sailboat

The Vestas Sailrocket 2 combines modern engineering with the mighty power of Mother Nature to propel itself along the water at an astounding 65.75 knots (~75mph) (Thanks Speare!)

Coolest Guy at the Boat Ramp

Coolest Guy at the Boat Ramp

Whoever shot this video badly needs a tripod, but that’s okay because he caught this awesome combo vehicle in action. Hint: it’s not amphibious. Skip to 1:20 if you’re impatient.

HotTug Boat

HotTug Boat
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An old school version of the Hot Tub Boat, the HotTug uses a wood-burning heater and can hold up to 2,000L of water. It can fit 6 to 8 people and can be ordered with an electric motor.

MarineKart

MarineKart

Just as its name implies, the MarineKart is the seagoing counterpart of go-karts: it’s light, speedy and easy to use. It weighs only about 120lbs and reaches a top speed of about 22mph.

BBQ Boat

BBQ Boat
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This luxurious floating dining room offers a built-in charcoal grill, seating for 10 adults and a retractable 11′ diameter sun umbrella. Also has an electric motor for cruises through calm waters.

1902 Canoes and Kayaks

1902 Canoes and Kayaks

An amazing scene captured from above by photographer Nancie Battaglia – as 1902 individual canoes and kayaks crowded into Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks for the “worlds largest raft” record.

Excavator Boat

Excavator Boat

Who needs oars when you have heavy but graceful machinery? A nice scoop by YouTuber Pofearghail. The song is I Rowed a Little Boat by John Lee Hooker. Too bad iPod kid, you missed out.

Flow I Wall Shelf

Flow I Wall Shelf

This unassuming wall-mounted shelf made from layers of laminated wood is readily transformed into a huge cargo freighter once you stack your books and other whatnots on top.

Hot Tub Boat

Hot Tub Boat

Yes, this is exactly what it says it is. The boat holds up to 6 people, has a diesel boiler to keep the water hot and can be steered from the tub via a remote control. Available for rent in Seattle, WA.

Patrol Torpedo Boat

Patrol Torpedo Boat
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One of 12 remaining patrol torpedo boats from World War II, equipped with two turbocharged diesel engines that provide 1,100hp. It still has its weapons, although they’ve all been deactivated.

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Gibbs Phibian

Gibbs Phibian

The Phibian can reach speeds of up to 80mph on land and 30mph on water. It has twin 250hp engines and twin jet drives and can carry 3,300lbs of cargo or up to 15 passengers.

M/V Aria Cruise Ship

M/V Aria Cruise Ship

Think of it as a luxurious five-star hotel floating down the Amazon. The 147-foot ship offers just 32 beautiful and dramatic rooms, each with a huge window looking out into the rainforests of Peru.

Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Combining awe-inspiring and humbling footage of massive waves with the dubstep remix of Clint Mansell’s dramatic Lux Aeterna, you’ll want to dim the lights and hit full screen mode for this one.

Traxxas Spartan RC Boat

Traxxas Spartan RC Boat

After you’re done racing your 100mph RC car, hit the waters with the world’s fastest ready-to-race RC boat, topping out at speeds in excess of 50mph. Just drop in a power pack and head for the seas!

Free-Floating Suite

Free-Floating Suite

Marijn Beije Design’s unique living space floats on water, providing sleep quarters for two, outdoor relaxation areas and even a bathroom. It’s built like a catamaran, and can be paddled back to shore.

Iguana 29 Amphibious Boat

Iguana 29 Amphibious Boat

It looks like an streamlined motorboat, but sprouts a pair of retractable tank-like treads when it hits land, letting you easily pull up on the beach, or deal with low tides and sandbanks. Video here.

Aguila Xi Yacht

Aguila Xi Yacht

Looking more like a spaceship than a watercraft, Aguila Design’s air-propelled Xi yacht is designed to be agile and nimble, cutting through air and water like a warm knife through butter.

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ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

ZR48 MTI Corvette Speedboat

Inspired by the Corvette ZR1, this speedboat even has a Corvette dashboard with working gauges. And like a real ‘vette, it’s no performance slouch with a pair of Mercury 1350HP twin-turbo engines.

Foldboat

Foldboat

Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies developed two boats each made of a single piece of high density polyethylene plastic. Boat One actually folds to a third of its size, while Boat Two flattens to a sheet.

Sealander Amphibious Camper

Sealander Amphibious Camper

We know, it sounds like a Ben Stiller movie, but the Sealander is actually a camper trailer that goes right from road to water, which is pretty cool in our book. Not as cool as Blue Steel of course.

H2Office

H2Office

Brings new meaning to “work at home,” floating your telecommuting space on the water, instead of on land. The 245+ sq. ft. office (plus deck) offers ample room for both work and entertaining.

AdHoc Portable Canoe

AdHoc Portable Canoe

Ori Levin of Tsor Design set out to design and build a canoe that fits in a bag the size of a backpack for easy travel. With telescoping carbon fiber rods and and a water-resistant sailcloth, he succeeded.

5 Minute Cruise

5 Minute Cruise

Too busy to take the time off to go on a cruise? That’s okay, if you can spare just 5 minutes out of your busy day, that’s all you’ll need to take the express 134 hour tour of Norway’s Hurtigruten.

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